February 5, 2013

{Mani Monday} Polk-A-Dots: NAILED IT!

Is on a Tuesday!

So this week I was inspired by JustLove.ly Thing's Aloe and Gold Mani, where she paired an aloe colored polish (if you couldn't figure it out) with polk-a-dots she made by using a gold Sharpie.


Looks super cute, right?

I've had a mint colored Essie polish sitting on my shelf for ages and I thought this might be the perfect time to use it. I wasn't feeling super gold, so I got a silver Sharpie (that's a lie, I actually got a 3 pack of metallic Sharpies, including silver, gold, and copper - oh the possibilities!). And come on, could it get any more simple?

Apparently it could.


I used Absolutely Shore from Essie, which is more sheer than some of their other polishes. It's an ultra pale sea foam green. It took me 3 coats to get rid of all the streaks and make sure it was evenly opaque. The Sharpie had a nice, fine point on it so that went on wonderfully. Where things went horribly wrong was when I added a clear coat. Even though I waited a long ass time, it smeared my Sharpie all over the place! Fail.

So, what did we learn from this?

If you're using a Sharpie to draw a design on your nails put it over your top coat! Live and learn.

9 comments:

  1. this looks really cool! :)
    might have to give it a go myself ahaa
    xx

    http://be-lieveinyou-rself.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I am actually a little disappointed by Sharpie! C'mon! ;)

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    1. Seriously, it never comes off things I WANT it to come off of!

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  3. I think it looks awesome! Sort of like rain drops =) I used the sharpie gold paint pen if that made a difference?? Stile looks great, thanks for sharing my post and for linking up xo

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    1. Haha thanks! Maybe it just needed to dry longer? I'll have to experiment!

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  4. very good to know! i would have made the same mistake :/

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  5. Definitely want to try this out - and I totally would have put topcoat over the Sharpie so thanks for the heads up on that!!

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  6. ooo love these too!! (I've been so into gold recently)

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